Binary size increase in nofib/grep between 7.6.1 and HEAD
While browsing the nofib results comparing 7.6.1 and HEAD today, I noticed that binary sizes for
grep are significantly larger in HEAD:
grep Main 34706 +31.3% Parsers 5791 +3.2% StringMatch 28227 +36.9%
The increase seems to be happening in the simplifier, going by the code-size stats generated by
-v. This probably warrants investigation before 7.8.1.
Binary sizes are slightly larger across the board (1-2%), which is at least partly due to the new code generator, however performance is slightly better (2-3%), if these numbers are to be believed.